Ratings for Dr. Ken Gillespie
During my first pregnancy, I was closely monitored at the maternal fetal clinic. Both my gynecologist and doctor at the clinic were away on vacation when it was time to have the baby. Dr Gillespie was the one to take over and he was amazing!! I had to have an emergency c-section, he took the time to explain everything to me about my current condition and the c-section and NICU. He was very professional and respectful during the c-section and he even came to check on me during the weekend (he was not the doctor on charge). Great bedside manner, went above and beyond what was expected of him!
I have changed doctors since having had him for my first pregnancy. He did not listen to my concerns just called me "kiddo" at my appts and told me things were normal. He did not tell me I had gestational diabetes (current doctor informed me that I did after a file review) and ignored complaints about dizziness, swelling and pain. Within hours of an appt with him I woke up with convulsions and it was determined I had severe pre eclampsia with HELLP syndrome as well as a kidney infection to the point of almost losing both kidneys. My liver was enlarged, platelets dangerously low and I needed by the second blood pressure monitoring. After an emergency c section and long stay in the hospital we were discharged and told both baby and myself were lucky to be alive. After that horrific experience I chose a new doctor for my next pregnancy.
I was referred to Dr. Gillespie for my first pregnancy. He was great! Answered all my questions and reassured me when I was nervous. I went to 40 weeks and had to be induced. He broke my water at 7 am by 10:30 pm it was clear I was stuck at the half way mark. He asked me if I wanted to wait a bit longer or go ahead and have a c-section. I chose the c-section as I had been prepared for the worst! He came in to take me to the OR and my baby flatlined due to her being stuck in the birth canal. He was amazing , he acted immediately and got her heart back up by changing the position I was in. C-section was good he was as attentive as he could be it my anesthesiologist was the worst! Second child I went back to see him and again he was amazing. There was no fetal heart beat at the appointment so he scheduled me as soon as his office closed for a ultrasound. He was so nice and caring when he did the ultrasound. He was fumbling a little when he was trying to explain the scan on the screen to me which I thought was very caring because after he showed me my son's heart beat he was searching for the right words, so I just blurted it out for him! I was pregnant with fraternal twins but had lost one. I know he was relieved that I was ok and he went on to explain what VTS was ( vanishing twin syndrome) he was very supportive of my feelings of loss and relief. He also asked if I wanted to try a v-BAC this time but I felt more comfortable with a c-section. I was scheduled and he again delivered my child. Third pregnancy I of course returned to him. My son was born via c-section and lets tell you if you are worried about scares from a c-section this is the best guy for the job mine is almost invisible! He has always been honest and respectful with me. He an be funny and very serious too that is what makes his bedside manner so good. I will be returning to have my next pregnancy and delivery to his office in the spring and will have him do my tubes tied! I have recommend Dr. Gillespie to many friends and family all who have had him feel the same as I do.
I absolutely adore this doctor! He has seen me through 2 successful pregnancies and is currently seeing me for my third baby. My first baby, I was a single mom and very scared and nervous of the birthing process. When at the worst point of labor, Dr. Gillespie pulled up a stool, held my hand, and told me I am stronger than I think! He gave me the courage to endure my long labor. Second baby, with my amazing hubby by my side, Dr, Gillespie was again respectful, awesome, and sincere. He continues to answer all my questions and comfort any concerns we may have. His calm demeanor is very reassuring and he is very well educated and experienced in obstetrics. Wouldn't want to go through a pregnancy under any other doctor's care! Thankful for the hard work, long days and nights, and self sacrifice he puts into his work!
Dr. Gillespie is wonderful. We have had 2 healthy boys with his help. Punctuality is not his fault since labour cannot be predicted but a slightly larger waiting room would be nice. Perhaps some stroller room! Very happy to have him, and we love Andrea!
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